The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 182 198 203
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate
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£395 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -12.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £425 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £437 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £315 £301
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.37% -15.78%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5002 5499 6062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.61% 92.36% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 4129 4482
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 75 137
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £45.98 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Front Office
5 2 (12.50%) Law
5 2 (12.50%) Legal
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) AWK
5 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) MOS
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) BMC
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Informix
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (6.25%) SAP GRC
2 1 (6.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (6.25%) SAP EHS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) SMTP
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Informix
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) KDB
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Front Office
3 2 (12.50%) Law
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) SAML
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) iSeries
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
1 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
1 1 (6.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Validation
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Process Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITSM
2 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
2 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow Management
2 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) AWK
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (6.25%) RPG
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) COBOL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MOS
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
1 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
2 2 (12.50%) BMC
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) Fidessa
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Reuters
3 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
3 1 (6.25%) NetIQ
3 1 (6.25%) Charles River
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk